For me, being connected to others and related to them requires an element of caring. In the past, I have often dismissed the impact I have when make an extra effort to support, encourage or help out. I'm learning to take time these day to acknowledge the difference I make for others.
Often, those who have the characteristics of compassion and who are natural caregivers fail to give themselves any due. Check out my blog post today on my website, "Crediting Caregivers" to receive your "two hands clapping" acknowledgment for the difference you make and read about a fellow blogger's experience with getting clear on how helping her sister did, indeed, make a positive impact.